SAULT STE. MARIE – The first weekend of November means Daylight Saving Time ends and we turn our clocks back an hour, returning us to Eastern Standard Time.
This has been happening for decades, but British Columbia now wants to stay on Daylight Saving Time all year round and not change the clocks back.
For six decades, Vic Fremlin, a cattle farmer, have been waking up before most people.
"We start at 4:30 in the morning most times. Most guys start at four," he says.
As a farmer, Fremlin can't afford to sleep in. He needs to get up to check his stock and start his chores, so he's in favour of the clocks moving back an hour so they can get an extra hour of light in the morning.
"This particular daylight saving time we do agree because the mornings it's dark too long, and we want to keep an eye on the cattle, especially in the morning. A lot of stuff happens at night and we like to see them early as we can and so we want to be around them earlier if we can," he explained.
Fremlin would prefer to get rid of Daylight Saving Tim, but the majority of British Columbia wants to keep it.
The B.C. government tabled legislation to end the need to change the clocks twice a year.
"Ensuring we are on a consistent time zone down the west coast of the United States. It's a huge market for us. We're an export dependent economy and so it's definitely a consideration," said David Eby, British Columbia Attorney General.
Fremlin says the time change this weekend will affect his cattle for a couple of days.
"You know for first two or three milking or feeding, we'll have to go half an hour, we won't do an hour right away until they get used to it because they are very regimented, their feeding and everything. If you're even a half hour late they will bawl at you, telling you that they want to be fed or they want to be milked," says Fremlin.
Earlier this year, an Ontario MPP introduced a private members bill to abolish Daylight Saving Time. It passed first reading in the new legislature but it hasn't become law.